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Nondiscrimination Requirements

Title IX - Nondiscrimination

 

Each student and employee has a right to learn and work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. No District student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that ensure equality in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on sex or gender. Title IX applies to both male and female students in any educational institution receiving federal funding.

 

California Education Code Sections 200 through 282 and Castaic Union School District Board Policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender. Title IX requires that every school district or institution have a Title IX Coordinator to whom concerns or complaints regarding sex discrimination can be made.

 
Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator for Castaic Union School District
Steve Doyle, Superintendent
28131 Livingston Avenue, Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 257-4500
 

Classes and courses, including nonacademic and elective classes and courses, shall be conducted without regard to the sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes, except for classes subject to Section 50550, Sex Education courses.

 

The Castaic Union School District recognizes its obligation to provide overall program accessibility throughout the district for handicapped persons.  The District strives to provide a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment for all qualified handicapped pupils.  Contact the Section 504 Coordinator to obtain information as to the environment for all qualified handicapped pupils and to obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped persons.

 

Inquiries regarding Federal laws and regulations concerning nondiscrimination in education or the district's compliance with those provisions may also be directed to:

 

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
(800) 421-3481
OCR@ed.gov
 
Complaint Process
Students or parents/guardians should report their verbal or written Title IX complaint to the school administrator or Title IX Coordinator within six months from the date the alleged incident occurred or first obtained knowledge. Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.

If the complainant is dissatisfied with the school-site decision, the complainant may file a written Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) complaint directly with the District Office. This will begin the investigation process which must be completed within 60 days.  An appeal of the District Office's findings may be made to the California Department of Education - Office of Equal Opportunity. 
 
Please click on the following links to access board policies related to this matter: